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"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

Q: "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Asus Q501L (which came with W8 already installed) via USB. I faced a problem - while the laptop was able to start the initials steps (the black screen where it shows the copying process of the Windows 7 files), i couldn't go any further than the step at which i need to choose a partition to install the OS on.

It simply says " A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" - when you start Windows 7 or Windows Vista from the setup disk". I tried Shift-F10 to start the CMD and format the HDD (NTFS format) on the spot, restarted, same error message. I disabled Fast Boot in the BIOS, the SATA controller is set to AHCI. I tried several topics @ Tom's Hardware forum, and elsewhere but i still cant find a definitive answer.

I read that maybe i should change the AHCI controller to IDE, only issue i face is that in BIOS i get no options - there's only AHCI as a choice, no IDE, no RAID.
Any Ideas? How do i get IDE controller option to appear in the BIOS settings (via the registry keys, or maybe i need to download that IDE controller (not sure if thats possible)) from the Intel's website (intel core i5 is the CPU of my laptop if that's of any help)?

Thank you

Preferred Solution: "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

Check out this tutorial Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
May give you some ideas regards uefi bios

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anyone please help me before this i'm able to format my laptop into windows 7 ultimate x64 bit but now when i'm trying to format using the same dvd windows installer a message prevent me from format "required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing". i also downloaded a new iso and burn it into a new dvd and also usb but both with the same results. then i borrowed my friend dvd installer and it works i can install windows. now i want to format it again download a new iso but that error still prevents me from installing new windows help please

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error install win

What operation system did your Laptop come with?

Where are you downloading the ISO for Windows 7 from?

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Tried everything and by everything, i do mean everything. spent close to a week frying my brains on this problem. after getting to the select language and input screen, it loads and then goes to a screen saying that the required CD/DVD driver is missing. tried different OS, windows 7 home, home premium, ultimate and proffesional. it all ends up with missing drivers. i mount/burn them onto a 4gb scandisk cruzer blade. i actually managed to install it the same exact way, via that thumb drive. and by some freak problem, had to format everything. even the os. so all i hav now is an empty hard drive, bios setting and my bootable usb drive.i set the bios to AHCI and vice versa to IDE. i dont have RAID though. i tried installing a AHCI controller from the driver disk that came with my notebook but to no succes. tried searching for my hard drive driver even though my bios recognizes it. im really at my wits end here. my notebook is an Asus Pro36sd or U36sd.. hard disk is a fujitsu mhz2250bj g2.. please help guys..

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during install

That message is usually an indication of a corrupt installer.

Try downloading a clean, official ISO:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello everyone, first post and thread!

After many hours today looking for answers to this problem in many threads (and websites), I've finally decided to post to get some help from you guys! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have just finished building a new desktop, here is the config:

Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8P67 Pro, Intel P67
CORSAIR Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 2x 4GB
OCZ Vertex II Series SATA II 2.5" SSD, 60GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1.0TB
Fractal Design Define R3

Using access to MSDN-AA, I got an ISO and key for Windows 7 Pro x64 (DVD - English). I then burnt the ISO to a DVD using my current computer, a WinXP 6 year old ACER laptop. When trying to do the clean install of Win 7 Pro on the new desktop, the installer starts up fine, but after choosing my language and regional settings, I get the famous "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" error.

Here are the things I have tried, in vain:

1) Installing the various available SATA drivers from the ASUS motherboard DVD. This doesn't help and gives a "No new devices could be found" error.
2) Reburning the ISO with ImgBurn at 2.4x speed with verify on.
3) Redownloading the ISO from MSDN-AA and reburning the new ISO at 2.4x speed.

Note that I would have tried to make a bootable flashdrive of the ISO (using this guide: Install Windows 7 From USB Drive/Pen Drive ) but since I'm on Win XP o... Read more

A:"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" during Win7 Install

Use the MS Download tool to write ISO to flash stick: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

If this fails, check the HASH against official: http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/window...-hash-checksum

Make sure you have the latest BIOS update, or reset the CMOS. Set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install, swap RAM, test RAM if necessary.

If HD is used, wipe it with zeroes before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I am using Windows XP SP 2 in a desktop PC. But I wanted to install Windows 7 to my computer. So I got a dvd and during installing it from boot from dvd mode, first I get the "select language and time" dialog box, I click next and then this message appears -
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now."
I read many threads on the internet regarding this problem, but I didn't try any of those in fear that I might misunderstand something and worsen the condition.
Can anyone give me a step by step info on what to do?
If you need any extra information please ask.

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during install

Take a look at these posts:
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

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I have what appears to be a common problem with Win 7, as I've seen numerous users ask this question here & on other forums, but so far, none of the suggested fixes that I've found have worked for me.

I'm trying to install the full retail version of Win 7 Home Premium on a new SATA hard drive in a new 64-bit PC. I'm doing this because the drive that came with the PC had Win 7 Pro on it, but it was a trial version and I don't have a key or disc for it. However, I have a new copy of Win 7 Home Premium, and since I can't downgrade without hacking the registry (which didn't work either, btw), I decided to get a new HD & start over with Win 7 HP.

However, when I try to start the installation from the disc, after I click "Install Now", I get the error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing". I'm stuck there.

The Win 7 disc allows you to remove the installation disc at that point & put whatever CD/DVD you want in the drive to try and find the drivers you need, so I tried the disc that came with the motherboard, which is a FoxComm. I'm able to get into the motherboard's installation disc & select "x64" under "driver" & also under "floppy". When I select those files, I get a quick green moving horizontal band, like it's downloaded the driver. If I select any other folder or drive, I get the error message "No device drivers were found" otherwise, so I believe I'm on the right track.

B... Read more

A:ERROR: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
& than Reboot PC to install.

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Hi there,

I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I have a Dell XPS 15z L511Z laptop (64 bit, Windows 7, 500GB hard drive, 6GB RAM). Two nights ago, I was factory restoring the laptop to its default settings, when partway through, the screen flickered a couple times, and then restarted with a message saying
PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART?Weird? It?s not doing anything. I unfortunately don?t have the DVD?s for the laptop, except for one driver disc. I popped it into the laptop, and it didn?t even read the disc ? it just spit it back out. Tried it a few more times, and nothing doing. I didn?t want to force it in, so I figure that wasn?t working.

I downloaded an ISO copy of Windows 7, and put it onto a bootable USB key, and changed the boot sequence in the BIOS so the USB key loaded first. Thankfully it did? however, when I click on ?Install Now?, a window pops up saying
?A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step?Since my CD/DVD drive doesn?t seem to be working, I?m not really sure what I should do here.
I?ve read up on this topic today, and a lot of people have been suggesting to switch the USB key into a different port, but that hasn?t done the trick for me.

Really looking forward to somebody helping me out with this. It?s been a frustrating... Read more

A:"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" msg when installing Win7

Not sure what you used to put the iso file on the flash drive with, but.......

Try Rufus or Wintobootic, they both work perfectly

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

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What I'm trying to do:
Ultimately, I want to have a clean install (wipe everything) of Windows 10 on my computer.

What my computer state was before the trouble:
Windows 7 Home Premium and Linux dual boot. Everything worked great and dandy (except intermittent issues with DVD drive not reading disks). All my files were saved to external hard drive. Ready to be wiped and have just one instance of Windows 10 installed (No dual boot)

What I did to break it:
I deleted my Linux partition using the instructions found here.
I also had 3 other partitions, my primary one which has Windows 7 on it, and two others that care pre-installed on the machine when I purchased it brand new. I can't recall their labels but I think one had "data" in the name with some numbers, and the other was "restore". I might be totally wrong about that though.

I decided, "What the heck, I've never needed these before" and so I deleted both of those as well. I'm guessing this was a poor decision but what do I know. The computer ran fine while it was still on but when I rebooted (to see if my linux partition was gone) that's where it all went wrong.

What's wrong and how I've tried to fix it:
When I start it up, I get a black screen with the grub rescue terminal and this text: "error: no such partition grub rescue>". Don't know much about grub (anything at all actually) but after some googling I tried to create a Windows Repair Disk and run it. Burned the disk follo... Read more

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" and other errors

Solved it! And then went and cried in a corner because it was so simple.

Something I had failed to realize in the past was that of the 4 USB ports on my laptop, two of them are USB 3.0 ports. During my efforts, I had tried the thumb drives on (by sheer chance) both of the 3.0 ports rather than the 2.0 ones. My laptop (and most other modern computers I believe) require extra drivers to be downloaded before being able to use the 3.0 ports that aren't on the computer's firmware. That was the drivers it was complaining about not having.

So, for other troubled souls having the same issue in the future; verify that the port you are trying to load the USB on is a 2.0 port rather than a 3.0 port. The difference is pretty easy to spot when you're looking for it. USB 3.0 ports have an "SS" (for Super Speed) next to the US symbol, whereas USB 2.0 ports do not. See below image for a visual.

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My computer was running the other day when the surge protector it is connected to tripped. When I reset the surge protector and turned the computer on, it hung for about 15 minutes on the Vista loading screen before restarting.
First I checked to make sure that all of my hardware was still working. I opened the case and there were no bulging or leaky capacitors, so I thought that was a good sign. I then checked BIOS and all of my hardware was still recognized and functional (hard drives whir when accessed, DVD drive opens/closes and tries to read discs).
Next I tried booting into safe mode. The booting process always gets hung up on "crcdisk.sys" and I have to turn the computer off. I tried Googling for various fixes but most of them involved turning off SATA support, which is no good since my DVD drive and hard drives are all use the SATA interface.
After that I got out my Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit installation disc to try to create a partition on another HDD so I could at least recover my data before reformatting. None of my HDDs are recognized when I try to perform a repair operation (I've tried supplying it with about ten different HDD and chipset drivers via USB drive to no avail), and when I try to do a clean install I get the message "Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing".
I am past the point of frustration , but I don't have the money to shell out to have a professional fix the problem or recover my data. Any help would be greatly... Read more

A:V64 NIGHTMARE:"Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing", crcdisk.sys hangup...

Hi, do not do anything else to your system. It may already be too late (reinstall time). It appears the power outage impacted on one of your devices and now you have a corrupt crcdisk.sys file (actually it's a driver) now it controls filters and since your CD drive is effected most likely upper and lower filters.. problem is you introduced no third party programs to cause this (usual cause) so my first advice is to save your data slave your HDD to another computer and back up the data unless you already have a backup regime?

Ok this is new territory however I am confident. Boot with the Vista DVD go past the language setup and startup repair (I would try this just in case) now if it fails (i suspect it will) go on to "Repair your computer" select "command prompt" at the prompt type :-

devmgmt.msc press enter
Now in device manager go to the main menu and select "view" then "show hidden devices" scroll down to "Non plug and Play Drivers" expand and go to "crcdisk filter driver" right click and select "uninstall" Restart the computer windows will recreate a fresh copy and hopefully all will be well.. Remember this is an original fix (I just came up with it tested and it works)) so do BACK up first even a system restore from the advanced "repair your computer" option is worth a try.

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I am getting the "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" messageafter setup has started and run for about 5 minutes. I've noticed that my installer is also running very slowly and hangs for nearly 10 minutes at the blue background before launching the 'Language' screen. Every step is similarly slow, until I reach the brick wall that is the above error message. Thank you in advance for any help tossed my way...

After working on this for two days, I'm desparate for a fix. All I want to do is a clean install of 7. I don't care about saving any data, and I planned on reformatting anyway. However, I can't reformat until the Windows 7 installer decides to cooperate. Thus far, I've seen a lot of people with the same problem I have and no solid way to get around it. I'm not even sure if anyone knows the exact problem. Some believe it's got something to do with SATA compatibility, and others are saying that the ISO may be corrupt, and yet more people are trying to find exactly which driver the installer wants. I'm at wits end, please help me.

Specs are as follows:Media Type: ISO downloaded from Digital River (~3GB)
Upgrade or Custom Install: Upgrading from Windows XP 32x to Windows 7 Home 64x via Boot DVD
Chipset and make and model of machine:
Model N68PV-GS

North Bridge NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV Revision A2
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce 630a Revision A2

CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Cpu Socket Socket AM2 (940)

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A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing"

Could be a setting in your BIOS which is preventing the CD/DVD drive being detected properly. I'm not 100% sure the option might be, but it's to do with the hard-disk detection settings. Set it as legacy, or compatibility mode instead of enhanced. Not sure if it will work but its worth a shot. You could also try defaulting your BIOS settings but make a note of the configuration before you change any settings.

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on this device which says it supports Windows 7: Gizmo 2 | GizmoSphere

Apparently their support is nonexistent so I'm forced to ask this here instead.

This is the error I'm getting which prevents me from continuing with the installation:
What does it mean exactly and what can be done?

As you can see from the link this is a single board PC like the Intel NUC and does not have any CD/DVD drive device.

The ISO was ''burned'' to a micro SD card with the official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and inserted to the device's micro SD card slot. And then again to a USB stick. Both give this error. Trying on my notebook and desktop I don't get that error.

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You don't really say what type of hard drive you have connected to this board to install windows on

I would imagine the installer is not seeing the hdd to install on thus the driver message.

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
Memory: 8GB
Graphics Card: Asus Geforce GTX 660-TI
Hard Drives:
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
I installed a SSD on my about 1 year old system. I had a couple of problems while I wanted to install the OS on the SSD but I managed to create a new Hard Drive Partition and install the OS. At this point this was the "F:/" drive, and I had a dual boot with the "C:/" drive. Everything worked fine. Later I tried to format the C in my computer and change the "C:/" drive to "G:/" so I could have the SSD as the C:/ drive. Neither of these worked and I just recieved an error. When I rebooted the machine the message "BOOTMGR IS MISSING". I asked my friend for help, and he told me to do a clean windows install. So I burned an ISO image to a DVD-R disc at the lowest speed and booted up the disc. I clicked "Innstall Now" and after "setup is starting" I get the error message "A required drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk; CD, DVD, or USB Flash Drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step." I read on some forums that this is most likely the ISO image. So I downloaded a new one, and burnt it again. Still the same problem. I also tried to install Linux Ubuntu just to have an Operating System, but there al... Read more

A:"A required drive device driver is missing."

Where did you get Win7? How is it being activated?

The error is almost always a bad installer.

The installer should be booted to Clean Install Windows 7 deleting all partitions on the HD to create new as you please. It will always install to C if correctly booted to install. There is no reason to do it otherwise.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit from XP SP3, and I get to the ready to install page and I get an error that says it needs DVD/CD drive drivers. I could not find any for this and I can't move forward unless I find them. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. DH-20A4P-04 is the model number again.

A:"A required CD/DVD Device driver is missing" Error

It doesn't look like you are running a raid, do you have that turned off in the bios?

Is you DVD a SATA drive and is it plugged into the normal controller?

I don't think it is related, but if you have "PnP OS installed" in the bios or vice versa, you might try the other selection.

Are there any bios upgrades?

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Well i have a Dell Inspiron N4050.

The problem was two weeks ago, i was using my computer normally, then i restarted it so to make it a little faster (It was running slow).

So when i restart, it enters normally, later, it freezes, i could move the cursor, but neither open or execute files or programs...

I did a System restore with dell Backup and Recovery default installed..

It worked normally but after i restart, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"

I did what i knew and copy the bootmgr in the C:/ drive, but later it said "No operating system found" something like that..

After thet i managed to reinstall windows 7, but that is when this problem came...
When i install it says

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

I have the drivers, because i had the driver cd, and managed to find the (What i supposed it was) AHCI/ATA Sata driver.

But it didn?t work.

I have tried with windows 7 Professional x64 English, spanish version, and nothing..

Please help, i need my laptop for studies..

Also Tried installing windows 7 Thin pc, and it permits me installation, but not sure if i could update to professional or something.


A:Windows 7 "A required CD/DVD drive device is missing".

I did a System restore with dell Backup and Recovery default installed..

You mean you did go back to factory defaults? If so.... why the heck?

Can you do that procedure again. It is succesfully? After reboot still "bootmgr is missing"? Post results.

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I have completed my first custom build computer everything so far has worked fine, but on attempting to install Windows 7 I keep running into this problem. I know this is a common error because of the large amount of forums discussing it, but I still see no fixes despite trying many of the suggestions. Please help!

My specs are:
MSI Motherboard 970A-G46
(need to know any other specifics, let me know)


A:Windows 7 Installation "required CD/DVD drive deivice driver is missing..."

The CD/DVD device driver is a part of Windows and is installed automatically. What type of CD/DVD drive do you have? Is it an IDE or is it SATA? Boot into Setup (Bios) is the drive listed there? If IDE, set the jumper pin to CS (cable select)
Try the Microsoft FixIt: Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a clean hard drive I just bought, and right at the beginning of the installation I get the error message "a CD/DVD drive device driver is missing." I googled around a bit and found some people with the same issue, and their solution was to download the firmware drivers for their computer and install them off a flash drive. I tried that, but even after installing all the drivers I can, I get the same error. I'm really not sure what to do now at this point, so any help would be much appreciated.

I'm doing this on a Dell XPS 410 with a new Western Digital 1TB hard drive I bought seperately.


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Been trying to fix this problem for 2 days now. First tried to boot with disc and got the driver error, I formatted a usb and got the same error. Tried changing sata from ahci to Ide, or raid did not work. updated my bios, tried installing the new drivers for my sata ports on my mobo, didnt work. I really dont know what to do now

A:Need help with installing Windows 7 "CD/DVD device driver is missing"

If you're using the USB Flash drive to install Windows . On the error window click on Ok twice . Then move the USB Flash Drive to another USB port on the PC and get back to the screen where it says Install Now and click on the Install Now button .

If that doesn't work try returning the DVD on a lower burning speed .

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I decided to test out the Windows 10 Technical preview but a program I need doesn't work with Win 10 TP.
So I decided to attempt a factory reset however when I started the reset it took about 4 hours to do something I don't know what then I entered my BIOS to select the Windows 7 DVD as a boot drive so it loaded up then it come up saying...

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver on a floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The problem I have is I don't know if I have done something wrong or anything all I know is I followed the steps given to do a factory reset but now this is happening this has happened before when trying to install Windows 8.1 but I gave up the reason I am trying to go back to windows 7 is because I have been given support from Microsoft to fix the Windows 8.1 install and a program I need to use won't work.

Thanks in advance

Alex Drone HD Taylor

A:Windows 7 Install A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.

Where did you get your installation media? That happens sometimes when the ISO file is bad or the burn to DVD is bad.

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I formatted my computer, installed winxp sp2 and the driver for my multimedia device was lost, i ran everest to check what it was and its SiS 7012 audio device, an odd thing was when it said my motherboard name is unknown, its a laptop.
I downloaded different drivers but non of them were succesful, i tried installing one and a failure error pop up, "failed to install driver for windows xp" (check link or thumbnail), i tried installing winme.exe for windows ME driver but it didnt work, tried changing install directories but didnt work either. i donwloaded drivers from SIS home page but didnt work either. please help, i am most concerned about my sound device rather than the mother board, here are my specs.


Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset SiS 648FX
System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (01/12/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700 (M10/M11)
3D Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700 (M10/M11)
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK602... Read more

A:SiS 7012 audio device "failed to install driver for Windows XP"

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go to your laptop manufacturers website. You should be able to get your drivers there.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I recently bought a new Sata 3 Hard Drive (500gb Sata 3 Barccuda) for my PC.
I've downloaded countless Windows 7 ISO's. I have a LEGIT key. After burning it on ImgBurn, Nero and Poweriso at 4x and 3.5 (Can't go lower than 3.5) It gets to the Language setup after 30minutes or so, Than a futher hour to get to driver selectio, but once on driver selection it tells me "No device driver found", I've tried lots of seperate ISO's and even Vista!

I've been trying to fix this since Friday and everything I've tried doesn't work. I've even tried using a USB. Please, Help is extremely appreciated!


Mobo: Ga-Ma770-Ds3
CPU: AMD 6000+ 3.01ghz X2 Dual core
RAM: 1gb x 4 (4gb)
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 550TI 1gb

I don't know if it helps but I use TDK 4.7gb CDS.

A:Windows 7/Vista Install "No Device Driver found"

please help

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Howdy everybody!
When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.”
But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there!
What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick?  Or is there a more complicated fix?
Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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"A Require CD/DVD Device Driver is missing . If you have a driver floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you may safely remove it now."

I trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 x64 SP1 onto a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559 laptop with an SSD drive, and after I insert my CD media into my External CD drive connected via USB (since the system has no internal CD Drive), I get this after clicking the "Install Windows" button. I have researched the topic fairly and I have found no working solutions to this issue. Here are the methods I have tried already:

1. After researching the error, multiple sites recommended i download the Serial ATA drivers from Dell and browse towards it using the driver finder when the error pops up. No Success.
2. Switching BIOS settings to support CSM, disabling secure boot, boot priority, etc where applicable. No Success.
3. I attempted installing from a different source of media aside from a CD and a different External CD drive. I also tried install from a USB stick. No Success. I believe all the USB ports are USB3 so I can't try from a USB2 port.
4. I've tried adding Intel USB3 and USB3.1 drivers to my Win7 USB setup, using dism, but it still doesn't work.

Is this something that can be fixed or worked around?

I think it the same issue as this thread as well: Error while installing windows 7 and this thread A Required CD/DVD Device Drive... Read more

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Hello all,

I created a Windows 7 ultimate bootable USB using Rufus and no matter what I try, I keep getting the "CD/DVD device driver missing" error. The bootable USB is fine, a friend tried it on his PC and got to the license agreement (which is the step I can't reach). I even tried using his external cd drive to install vista, just to see what would happen, and received the same error.

The BIOS on my motherboard is missing a bunch of options that people have suggested, like turning off USB 3.0 ports and switching from Legacy AHCI to Native AHCI. This is what it looks like: Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review, Your Budget Intel X99 Build Starts Here – Page 3 – ThePCEnthusiast

Install also failed after creating a partition formatted to NTFS per these instructions: How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 7 ? How-To Geek Forums

Onto a second USB, I downloaded a USB Windows Install Utility from here: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0)
But after receiving the error and selecting Browse, I was unable to see the second USB. I even tried to put this onto the Win7 bootable USB, but still couldn't navigate to it. I know that this didn't corrupt the installer, however, because my buddy tried installing on his machine after I had done this and this is when he was able to reach the license agreement.

Please help!

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Help please!
I have a Vista Home premium Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop and am trying to update it to W7 Pro 32 bit with a fresh install using a Microsoft Volume Licensing DVD.
The DVD is read, setup loads and I get as far as the language and keyborad selection screens. After completing the selections and pressing Next I get a Load Driver pop-up - "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now. ....."

The DVD drive in the laptop is a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N and I have been unable to locate a suitable driver on the web. I have tried copying parts of the System32 folder from the existing C-Drive to the D Drive and browsingto the CD Rom inf files in the FileRepository folder but without success.

Since the W7 Setup DVD is seen to read the setup files I cannot understand why a driver is suddenly needed after setup has started.

I am even more flummoxed because I have already updated an exactly similar laptop (only the serial number is different) with a different Windows 7 edition - also volume licensing but from a reseller rather than direct from Microsoft VLC (which is now available to our church after registration for the Microsoft Charity Software scheme).

The existing DVD driver is Microsoft 21/06/2006 V 6.0.6002.18005

I would be grateful for some advice please.

A:Can't install W7 - Required CD/DVD Device driver missing!

Problem solved!
When I downloaded the W7 ISO from VLSC I had not used the download manager. I decided to download the file again but, this time, with the download manager. This second try completed but the download manager told me that the file was corrupted. I tried again and this time it seemed OK. I then compared the checksums of both the original file and the latest. When I saw thst they differed I msde a new DVD which has installed perfectly.

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Mods, if you feel that this thread is more of a "Windows" issue, please feel free to move this thread.

Here last year I did my second build because I was having "boot" issues. Wasn't certain what exactly the problem was at the time. But something some how screwed up the boot sequence in my system, and where everything was pretty much "outdated." I just went ahead and did another build.

Though, since then I've been pondering around with the thought of using a SATA to IDE adapter so that I can retrieve what ever salvageable data I can from one of the two HDD's that was in my last build. So I finally broke down and ordered a couple different one's earlier this week.

Unfortunately, I've been running in to some problem(s) when I try to launch with the IDE in place.

Upon initial launching, the boot sequence seem to take some time longer than it normally does with out the IDE HDD in place. Though after a 15-20sec lapse I'll get an error screen displaying an windows error code of "0xc000000e" with a prompt message below stating "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I searched all over online to see what that error code represents, only to get "pages after pages" of sites with each site telling me something different.

I have no intentions of using this as a third HDD in my system. I just want to retrieve select data from it.

A:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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Hello, i have read up on this error, but i can't seem to find the solution . I know this post is common, but i feel i really do need assistance. The message comes up as "no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK". I have no clue on what to do, and everything i've tried hasn't worked. I'm open to all solutions. Also, here is my builld: AMD Athlon II X4 740, HIS Radeon HD 7770, Apex SK-393-C - System Build - PCPartPicker. I also have a 500gb seagate harddrive.
This message occurs after the first screen, after "install now".

A:"install now" on windows 7 home premium provides me with "no device.."

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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So I have this problem that it would appear heaps of others have:

I have a Kogan Agora pro:
Kogan Agora Netbook PRO - Kogan Technologies Pty Ltd

It does have a sata hdd. I looked through the BIOS but couldn't find any places to change the sata settings to AHCI or raid.

I am trying to install from a usb key (using an ISO I created from an install dvd) but had the same problem with a downloaded iso. Also tried to install using the default language settings (As identified by David76 in another thread) but no luck.

I think it relates to the SATA HDD. I put the drivers for the netbook onto a seperate usb drive which it finds and lists in the box but none of the drivers do anything (hit next it thinks about things for a while then says no new drivers found).

I am really starting to get a bit ticked and regretting my move away from linux. If it wasn't for a few particular programs I use that don't work on linux i would have given up ages ago.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.



A:A required CD/DVD drive device is missing"

Hello, Welcome!

This has come up millions of times before: let me link you.

Required CD/DVD drive driver is missing during install

Load Driver: Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver: HELP!

Required CD/DVD driver is missing

and 2,999,997 others. You can find them if you search here.

Hope this helps,

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I don't know what happened, but my Compaq 6910p refute (I know...) refused to start all of a sudden. After two days of the Startup Repair loop and trying to solve that problem with every solution I could find in every forum I could find, I gave up and decided to do a clean reinstall.

Unfortunately, somehow in my recent move I lost my install disk and the accompanying product key, so I figured I'd torrent an iso/activator and get on with it (I know...). So I formatted my hard drive (I know...), made a bootable USB with Rufus 2.3, and began the install.

That's when I got the common "CD/DVD device driver" error. So back to the forums (especially this one) I went for answers. Tried them all -- disabling SATA, trying all three of my USB ports, rebooting and retrying a dozen times, etc. -- and nothing worked. So I downloaded another iso and went through the same steps. Nothing. Repeat five more types for a total of seven different isos. Nothing. So I don't think it's the isos, and I checked the USB drive for bad sectors and that came up fine.

I can't download from Microsoft because I no longer have my product key. Nobody I know here has a Windows 7 disk, and I can't even burn a DVD copy. I did manage to check the hard drive before formatting it and it's completely healthy as well. Am I just screwed? I'm on day four on this and am just about to give up and install Linux. And of course this happens while I'm looking for a new job. Thank you for any help.

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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

A:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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Hello All

I'm trying to do a clean install of Win7 Pro 64-Bit, inc SP1, on a friends HP EliteBook 850 G3 via a bootable USB stick drive.

The installation started, then I got the missing device driver error message above.

I tried again with the OEM disc in an external USB optical drive and got the same message.

The EliteBook 850 G3 only has USB 3 ports... which I think may be the issue.

Does anyone know a way 'round this problem?


A:Win7 install: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing...

Okay, problem solved; I used the Win7 USB 3 Creator Utility.

When you follow the link go to the "Search Downloads" field and start typing in USB 3, it should be the 4th result.

When you run the application follow the instructions carefully; it took about 20mins to add the USB 3 drivers to my bootable USB stick, and you'll know it's finished when you see "Update finished!" in the dialog box.

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Hey all!

I have a wweeeiiird problem. It started with that my screen looked all messed up after booting up (once past the win xp logo, when the video card driver kicks in i suppose). It looked like horisontal lines all over the screen (not moving, frozen...) and i had to restart. Once restarted everything worked fine. This happened a few times (two or three i think). But finally it didnt help to restart, so i started up in safe mode and uninstalled my video card. I actually removed the card (ati radeon 9800 pro) and put in my old one (3d prophet 4500) just to be sure nothing happened to my expencive radon card. Then it worked booting up normally. XP found the card and tried to install it. It didnt work properly, it said. So I had a look in the device manager. There I found that the AGP bridge to pci or something had one of those yellow bad-signs on it. Two other devices (also under "system devices") named "PCI Standard PCI-to-PCI bridge" had the same yellow sign. Looking under properties it says this:

"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system."

I uninstalled the AGP bridge (whatever that one was called) so that one isnt in the list of system devices any more. Now its just two of the other type I mentioned above.

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A:Can't install ANY video card driver, it says "not enough resources" in device manager

Hey man


Lol, this comes from runnig a Ati card on a Nvidia nForce chipset! no just kidding ...
Anyway seems like you screwed windows up beyond recognition :blackeye: ....]
There is an easy solution and a difficult one..
The easiest way to fix your problem and establish if you don't have any other combinations of problems is:
1) Find a loan hard drive to reinstall a fresh copy of windows with your new display card inside, or plunge right into it and reinstall windows on your current HD... remember to install the nForce drivers before anything else. While you at it remove any other pci cards that might be the cause of your problems.
2) If your PC crashes during the reinstallation you definately have a hardware problem, try your original display card again.
3) If you have two ram modules, remove one, test, swop them, test.
4) If your problem persists after this I recommend testing the card on another pc... if available. It could be a faulty display card...
5) I presume your pc worked fine before the new display cards installation.
6) If the display card works on another pc you have a compatibility issue (very nasty) on your hands, take it to a pc vendor near you to sort it out.

Good luck!....

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I have a Yiynova tablet monitor and its been working fine for about a month. I recently tried to download the beta version of a NVIDIA GeForce update (bad idea) and had to reinstall a previous version. After that, things started to go south for my tablet.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the tablet driver, and tried to plug it in a different USB port and it came up with the same message.

Is there a step that I'm missing?

I have dual screen setup, and that's working fine, but the driver that senses the pen just isn't installing, even though I installed the driver program.

I appreciate any ideas on how to fix this.

A:Yiynova tablet monitor "device driver failed to install"

The problem wasn't solved, but I believed I narrowed down the problem. The driver doesn't seem to fully install.

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I'm having this problem since few months ago. before I had installed a software named VMWare for my college's assignment in order for me to use Linux Ubuntu. but apparently it gave me a lot of problems until I decided to uninstall the software. after I uninstalled, all NEW USB devices such as external HD, flash drives and etc cannot be detected and windows always prompt "Found New Hardware" pop up message and require my windows to install driver software for my USB devices. I tried clicked the "Locate and install driver software (recommended)" but it still prompt out again the message. it happened for all new USB devices. I don't know why. maybe it happened after I installed the VMWare, I guess?

can someone help me with this? I cannot use my new flash drives and external HD for me to transfer my works. it's so tiring

A:Always prompted with "found new hardware" to install driver software for any USB device

Have you tried reinstalling the chipset drivers, which would generally be responsible for USB support?

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Hello guys.

Long time ago (2-3 years) i bought a HP Compaq dx2300 that came with Vista, the poor thing only has 1GB Ram which made Vista run slow. So i decided to downgrade it recently (3 - 4 months) to the glorious Windows XP (SP3) I downloaded all the the drivers from the HP website, installed my internet modem with the CD it came with, and everything worked perfect.

Somehow, suddenly one day the computer wouldn't go past POST screen (It freezes there). The only way to turn it on correctly was unplugging the USB cable from my modem (Yeah, i knew immediately there was a problem with it) While the computer was turned on i tried connecting the modem again and it didn't freeze, however my connection to internet wasn't there anymore. So i tried reinstalling my modem and everytime i try to find the drivers it tells me "Couldn't find the driver for your device..." I've downloaded the drivers from the manufacturer website (which are the same i have in the CD) and yeah... still "couldn't find the drivers for the device"

I tried connecting to the internet via Ethernet, and the connection just keeps "Renewing the IP Address" then it fails and tells me the connection is limited or null.

I know the modem is ok (or at least the Ethernet connection) because i used to work with 2 computers at the same time, one connected via USB and the other via Ethernet (I'm posting this using the one connected via Ethernet)

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A:Can't install my modem "Can't find a driver for your device"

Try installing the drivers first then plug in the modem when the drivers are installed.
First uninstall the modem using device manager then reboot.

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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I've replaced HDD with NVMe PCI SSD, and was able to successfully install and run Windows 10 using Dell-provided installation media image.However, the image is a bit old: mid-2016 Windows installer, plus AU update included separately, then the installed OS updates itself to CU 1703 version.Not sure for what gain of performance I was hoping, but I decided to try to clean-install the latest 1703 image downloaded directly from Microsoft. Installer can't see the SSD and asks for a driver -- the situation described on numerios web pages I've read since. The Intel Rapid Storage drivers -- (1) latest from Intel or (2) from Dell support page or (3) older version from Dell Windows installation image -- were all rejected. I.e. installer says there's no appropriate driver in all these locations.I flashed the latest BIOS. Tried AHCI and Raid settings. Other settings are UEFI Boot, Secure Boot and no Legacy ROM -- that's the way I want them. And besides they are OK for Dell installation image. The SSD is clean i.e. no partitions.So, is there any hope to clean-install 1703 version? Or do I have to run install and update, again, from Dell image?

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=45&kind=1 which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.

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You might have noticed that the old 'Add Legacy Hardware' option seems to be missing. I tend to use this quite a bit whenever I need to add in a Loopback adapter or some piece of hardware that is not quite installing correctly. With that said, thankfully, you can still manually launch the 'Add Legacy Hardware' Control Panel applet by using hdwwiz.exe.http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/ ** https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Aaron.Tiensivu

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Ok, now I get another problem... When I click "install now", I get a msg box that is saying 'no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK'

What should I do now?

A:When I click "install now", it's saying "No device drivers were found"

Is the HD showing in BIOS?

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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I've tried formatting my HDD, disabled Secure Boot, Changed USB ports, tried my ISO on another PC with my USB DVD Drive and it worked fine, also tried downloading the USB Driver online and put on a seperate USB Drive with no Luck. I'm out of ideas so I wanted to come here for some help.

A:Windows 7 A required CD?DVD drive device driver is missing


MSI(R) HOW-TO use Win 7 Smart Tool - YouTube

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I try to install Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS G75VW notebook - Original OEM dvd which is tested ok on other computers - not a dvd disk issue and I get the annoying error:
Windows 7: A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

The notebook doesn't have a dvd drive - it was completely removed for some reason.
It has 4 USB 3.0 only ports. No usb 2.0 ports.
I use external cd/dvd drive. In BIOS I can make the drives working in IDE/AHCI/RAID. My issue is why Windows gives the same error regardless if I use AHCI/IDE setting from BIOS? Where is the logic in this? Also I see all the three hard disk drives on the notebook regardless of BIOS settings except trying RAID because the user don't use it (yes they are really three - 1 ssd and 2 hdd). I will try using the ahci drivers from ASUS and say did they helped.

A:Windows 7: A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing

Probably an anomaly due to the external HD, very doubtful it really needs that driver. Keep the SATA controller set to AHCI in BIOS setup, set HDD first to boot.

Use the lastest official installer for your licensed version from Step 1, written to bootable flash stick with tool from Step2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Boot the Stick using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

Stick with the steps in the tutorial to get and keep a perfect install. Delete all partitions during install using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 to create and format new as you wish.

Put your network driver on the stick from the Asus Support Downloads webpage for your model PC so if the installer doesn't provide it you can install it to get online, enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then install all Important and Optional Windows UPdates, with reboots as required, until there are no more offered.

Once installed you can keep the flash stick bootable if needed for repairs. Just leave the seven installer folders untouched in the root of the stick. You can add/delete as many other files or applications as you want.

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Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

A:"Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

Quote: Originally Posted by Arfe

Just installed Avira antivirus and rebooted to complete the installation. I am getting the error "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" whenever I attempt to boot. I have tried using the Windows 7 disc to repair but it does not work as it runs for a few seconds then instructs me to reboot.

The hard drive was initially not appearing but luckily I can now access all my files from this OS, however I would really like to gain access to my main OS again. I have also reset the CMOS but it hasn't changed anything.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section.

Um, remove Avira.

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Peace be upon all of you.
Hello and greetings.

My laptop is ASUS model A455L. My CD/DVD drive was working fine until one moment it disappeared from both "This PC" folder as well as from "Device Manager". It happened while I was burning a CD with Ashampoo Burning Studio 15. My current OS is Windows 8.1 (as what it was as when I purchased this laptop), and I do not upgrade/downgrade to any other OS.

I went through searching the internet for the solutions for weeks but failed to solve the problem.

1. Among the suggestions found on the internet is to delete the upper and lower class filters, but mine is not involved as it does not have any entry that says upper or lower class to begin with.

2. Another suggestions that I had tried was the addition of the following in the Registry:reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001"
I did the registry entry of the above by command prompt (admin) as well as manually in the regedit but failed to produce the results.

3. Initially when this problem occurred, the item CD/DVD Drive was still visible in the Device Manager but under the "Show hidden devices" option turned on. The information below was gotten from the properties of the device:Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)
To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.
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A:CD/DVD Drive missing from "My PC" & "Device Manager"

First, there are no drivers for CD/DVD drives except the built in Windows drivers.

Since the device is not being detected by Windows, either there is some type of hardware problem or the BIOS is not detecting it (If the BIOS does not detect the drive, Windows will not detect it).

A BIOS reset is the easiest thing to do. Most BIOS have an option to reset it to the defaults. I would try this first.

If the BIOS reset does not fix it, there is some type of hardware problem. Whether its a connection problem for the drive (there are two connectors, data connection and power connection) either at the drive end or at the controller end (motherboard end). Or if the drive itself has failed. Unfortunately with a Laptop, accessing the connectors may require complete disassembly of the laptop.

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Last night i was trying to update my AMD SATA AHCI Controller driver, but i shouldn't do while being sleepy....

My hand moved before my brain realised...I uninstalled the device BUT i also checked the option for deleting the drivers.

Now, i get the error while booting :


The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

What i realise is that windows are trying to find the device needed to boot ( stored on boot info) , but device is not there.

Ι already searched the forum for similar problems and already tried to do a Startup Repair from Windows Installation Disc repair menu (3 consequent times as written), with no result.

No restore points either.

Is there any way to manually fix this or my only path is a repair install ? All my data are safely backed-up.

Thank you in advance for your help.
ΕDIT : I don't know if this is the proper subforum for the above problem, i posted here because it was caused by a driver uninstall. If mods/admins think it does not fit in this subforum please tell me.

A:Error 0xc000000e "Boot Selection failed- Required device Inaccessible"

Well, i found the solution after some 50-60 Google results reading...

Solution was found in this page.

Analytically :

I loaded Recovery Console from my Windows 7 Installation Disk.

Had the AMD SATA Driver folder copied to a cd from my second pc. Driver directory was "W764A"

Ran diskpart and list volume to check the cd's volume letter

Ran the following command ( D: is CD ROM, D:\W764A is Driver Directory, C: is Windows Installation ) :

D:\dism /Image:C:\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\W764A\ /Recurse
I typed exit to exit Recovery Console, rebooted and voila....Windows Started normally...

Glad it was solved....

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Hello forum,

I have a windows 8 laptop and a linux desktop, both connected to the same screen using hdmi - since my screen has only 1 HDMI input, I use an HDMI splitter.

Every time I move from the linux to the windows 8 laptop (using a HDMI mini remote control), I get a message from windows saying that in order to apply these changes I need to reboot.

Note that I also use the same wireless keyboard and mouse for both computers - each time I change from one computer to the other, I unplug the USB that controls them and plug it in the computer I will use.

I think that the problem is related to the HDMI, not the keyboard/mouse usb - but I am not sure.

Needless to say that it is very annoying and I cant keep restarting the LT each time I move from one to the other.

I checked event viewer to see what causes this and these are the relevant messages:

1 - Device 'USB\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_01\7&1a5cec9a&0&0001' requires installation.
Event id: 3

2 - A reboot is required to complete device installation of device 'USB\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_01\7&1a5cec9a&0&0001'
Event id: 8000

Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this, make it stop requesting reboots?

Many thanks in advance,


A:"A reboot is required to complete device installation"

Addition - I just plugged and unplugged the usb that controls the wireless keyboard and mouse (without moving to the other computer) and got the same request as above - so I think I was wrong and the plugging and unplugging of the wireless usb causes windows to try to "reinstall and restart" - question is why does it do that and how do I solve it? I tried to find pnp configurations that could be changed, but didn't find anything.

Thanks again!

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